Our Top 10 best pool villas in Bali...

 

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Bali, it is a favourite holiday destination for many Australian’s – because of it’s gorgeous beaches, delicious food, cultural activities, overall relaxed vibe and it has some of the most beautiful accommodation in the whole of Indonesia. With a vast variety of accommodation options it can be hard to choose where and what is the right choice for you, so with that in mind we have compiled our top 10 pool villas to help you on your way!

We love staying in pool villas when in Bali, they have everything you could ever need, they are luxurious, super comfortable and it’s the private part that get’s us excited… spend your days lounging by your own private pool, sipping on cocktails with no one but you and your loved ones!

1 - Villa Delfino - a contemporary villa with the most stunning ocean views to take in while you sunbake and swim. Villa Delfino feels like an oasis amongst the rice fields - you will feel as though you are right in the midst of Indonesian life.

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2 - Casa Hannah -  a villa which is filled with Balinese architecture and has an airy design and relaxed feel. This spacious pool villa is filled with natural stone features, carved timber elements and contemporary finishes to make you feel right at home. And as you can see below it is surrounded by lush, tropical Balinese gardens.

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3 - Villa Paraiba – a huge 4 bedroom luxury villa in the heart of Seminyak.  Located in the most popular district in Seminyak this stunning villa is within walking distance of this area’s most sought after restaurants, bars, day spas and beaches.

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4 - Villa Galante – this villas is filled with carefully curated antique furniture from all over Asia which gives it a feeling of history and heritage. It is located only a 10-minute drive from Seminyak and Canggu, so you are within minutes of the all the popular tourist spots. Spend your afternoons surrounded by the peaceful views of the rice fields, relaxing and swimming in your own huge private pool.

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5 - Villa Cahaya – Villa Cahaya is an amazing cliff top villa with uninterrupted ocean views. For the fitness fanatics you can enjoy the in house tennis court and gym. Or relax and enjoy watching the sun set in your own cliff top infinity pool, looking over the ocean., surrounded by palm trees.

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6- Villa Splendid – a 5 bedroom two story villa perched at the edge of a river valley. It has breathtaking views across the surrounding fields and gardens and also features a basketball court and badminton table to keep your family and friends entertained between cocktails and swims!

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7 - Villa Kadek – a villa decorated with traditional art from Java and Bali, this stunning villa has a spacious outdoor living room with views of the manicured gardens and oasis like swimming pool. Relax and unwind by the private pool, lying under an umbrella and sipping on a freshly made cocktail.

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8 - Villa Atmo - the perfect family villa that is within walking distance to Batu Belig beach and the popular Petitenget region. Villa Atmo is a traditional Joglo villa, filled with all the luxuries and amenities you could ever ask for. It features an outdoor living room, cabana style pool area and tropical garden.

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9 - Villa Theo -  Villa Theo has an expansive garden with an enormous 20-metre infinity pool in the middle of the property. It’s the perfect villa for a large family holiday or for hosting events such as weddings. It has large open plan living and dining areas and two traditional Javanese Joglo houses to accommodate your guests.

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10 - Villa Jeeva Saba – a beachfront villa situated on the east coast of Bali complete with an ancient Banyan tree. It features all of the luxury amenities you could ever ask for, such as an in house chef, gym, massage room, pool and daily breakfasts. Swim in your private pool or walk straight out of your villa and onto the beautiful beach for a day of fun in the sun and surf.

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Villa Finder has over 1,500 villas listed on their website from Bali, Phuket, Samui, Sri Lanka and Mauritius. Each villa is inspected before being listed online and they continue to be frequently reinspected to make sure that they are well maintained and that the level of service is always exceptional.

Villa Finder is your accommodation genie – this is how it works: hop onto the website, find a villa you love and place a request for the villa through the website. Next, the Villa Finder team will contact you directly to ascertain your needs and ensure that this is the right villa for you – eg. are you coming with kids, how old are the kids, do you need a pool fence or car seat etc.

Once you have decided that the villa is right for you, Villa Finder’s concierge team will arrange your stay directly with the villa. Villa Finder will also arrange airport pickups, special dinners, day tours, in-villa massages and more. Payment is made directly to the villa providers, and Villa Finder does not charge any additional fees for the arrangement.

And something extra that we love about Villa Finder is that for every booking made, a tree is planted in Sumatra, Indonesia – so you are not only enjoying an amazing holiday, you are also contributing to the environment while holidaying.

 
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Travel Tuesday | The Calile Hotel

 
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We first came across this absolute beauty of a hotel in the current issue of our fav interiors magazine, Adore - and it was love at first sight.

The Calile Hotel is a brand new luxury hotel situated on Brisbane’s iconic James Street. It has set a new standard for hotels, bars and boutiques along the esplanade, due to it’s luxurious finishes, super high standards and Los Angeles style aesthetic.

Designed by Richards & Spence Architects, the hotel features 178 luxury hotel rooms, oasis style podium level pool with cabanas, day spa, large function room as well as an outstanding restaurant and bar. The ground floor of the hotel is full of flagship retail boutiques, gourmet eateries and nightlife hot spots.

DETAILS AND BOOKINGS HERE

 
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Travel Tuesday | If you're ever in Brisbane - The Johnson

 

 

The Johnson, Brisbane's newest luxury hotel and part of the exclusive Art Series Hotel Group. The Johnson Hotel takes its design cues from celebrated Australian abstract artist Michael Johnson. 

The luxury hotel features 96 open plan and self contained suites, a super luxe penthouse, a 50 metre pool, sun deck, gym, conference facilities and gorgeous on site restaurant and bar, Tumbling Stone.

Details and bookings HERE!

 
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Travel Tuesday | Poolside - Halycon House

 
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Opening in 2015, Halcyon House took two years of planning and 15 months to build. The extensive renovations were led by Sydney-based architect Virginia Kerridge, while the properties 21 boutique rooms were each uniquely designed by Brisbane-based interior designer Anna Spiro. Many of the vintage pieces and furnishings, such as John Derian sofas, Madeline Weinrib rugs and drawings by Wayne Pate, were personally sourced by Anna, Siobhan and Elisha.

Halcyon House consists of 19 rooms and 2 luxury 2-bedroom suites, a beachfront pool, terrace area & Paper Daisy, a destination restaurant headed by one of Australia’s most promising chefs, Ben Devlin. Acclaimed design, professional yet personal service & industry leading food & drink combine to offer the ideal setting for luxurious beach side holidays.

Each guest room at Halcyon House has been individually designed by interior designer Anna Spiro in her signature eclectic style. Halcyon House Classic Rooms feature antique furniture, fabric upholstered walls, a luxurious king size bed and sitting area.

BOOKINGS AND DETAILS HERE

 
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Travel Tuesday | Hollywood - The Beverly Hills Hotel

 
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If the walls of The Beverly Hills Hotel could talk… what is now affectionately known as the ‘Pink Palace’ the hotel is a Los Angeles institution. A hotel that attracts the big stars, show business legends and those of us who like the idea of being treated like a celebrity for a weekend. 

Think old, classic Hollywood through and through – and of course the Instagram worthy interior design! Bubblegum pink plaster walls, huge Mexican palms, green candy-striped pool beds, banana leaf wallpaper and the dusty pink exterior are the signature hotel themes.

A colour palette of cream and taupe adorn the hotel’s 208 guestrooms and suites, with furnishings in luxurious materials such as leather and mohair. There are also 23 bungalows dotted around the hotel’s tropical garden, with their own separate entrance from the side street for those wanting some extra privacy.

DETAILS AND BOOKINGS HERE

 
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Travel Tuesday | Beach Abode - The Barefoot Bay Cottage

 
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Tropical escape in the heart of Byron Bay

Located opposite a lush nature reserve, in the heart of the market precinct in Byron Bay, is The Barefoot Bay Cottage. The Cottage is the first holiday house to be designed and built for boutique holiday accommodation business, Barefoot Escapes.

The unique property is the vision of multi-disciplinary design studio The Designory and B2 Construction.  “Making these holiday homes a unique and memorable experience for guests was very important to us,” says Melissa Bonney, Director of The Designory. “Every detail is thought of, and a true home away from home has been created to allow guests to relax and indulge in the Barefoot Escapes experience.”

DETAILS AND BOOKINGS HERE

 
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The north facing home has been designed to capture the sun and cooling summer breeze. Inside, the cottage is light-filled, open and instils instant calm with a luxe palette of fresh white, sage greens, deep navy and concrete grey tones. 

The contemporary coastal styling includes layering of earthy and natural textures throughout providing a sense of instant tranquillity allowing guests to prioritise rest and rejuvenation. The home features open plan living, dining, sitting and kitchen areas, three spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms along with two resort-style bathrooms and a stunning outdoor oasis. 

“We wanted to really capture the essence of the Byron Bay area and the connection to both the lush hinterland and the beach,” says Melissa. “It was important the colour and materials palette drives the overall feel and experience of actually being in the home.” 

 
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A stand-out feature of the property is its huge wrap around deck, perfectly positioned to maximise the beautiful year-round Byron Bay climate. The large covered entertaining space offers oversized built in bench seating, multiple lounges, hanging chairs, a ten-seater outdoor dining table, plus an outdoor bath tub, shower and plunge pool.

“The outdoor living and dining area at the cottage was extremely important to us.  Byron Bay has the most incredible weather all year round and we really wanted to create a space for coming together with friends and family to enjoy the connection to the surrounding tropical gardens and nearby nature reserve,” says Melissa.

In order to enjoy the outdoor space all year round, appropriate lighting and heating was essential. The Designory chose the IXL Fresco Auora Outdoor Heater to meet their alfresco dining needs.

“We used the multifunctional Fresco outdoor heater and light over our outdoor dining area as it makes the space perfect for entertaining, and its multiple settings are perfect for holiday makers to customise it to their needs,” says Melissa.

“The Fresco blended seamlessly with the design and styling of the outdoor space. With minimal hardware, it suspends effortlessly above the large dining table making it the perfect location to enjoy long lingering lunches and dinners,” she continues.

 

 

The Fresco Aurora Outdoor Heater combines ambient infrared heat, dimmable task lighting and coloured mood lighting in one cleverly and sleek designed unit. Its unobtrusive and stylish pendant design will ensure it seamlessly fits in with your chosen space.

 “To maximise your outdoor space it’s ideal to choose a multi-functional heating option, for example, with the ability to also create mood and practical lighting. Those extra functions will ensure your heating system is also useful in the warmer months,” says IXL Marketing Manager Malcolm Russell.

Designed to be suspended from flat or gabled roofs, the Fresco Aurora is ideal for external dining areas, verandas and balconies, and can transform your outdoor room into a cosy ambient space – all year round.

 
 

Travel Tuesday | Country Life - Soul of Gerringong

 
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Original farmhouse restoration with old-school charm.

Pairing classic coastal style with authentic charm, Soul of Gerringong, offers boutique accommodation for up to sixteen guests. Located on the south coast of New South Wales, just ten minutes past Kiama, this unique property is a dream getaway. Built and designed by husband and wife duo, Ben and Simone Mathews from BAM Constructions Group and MGAO Architects, the heart of Soul is the original 1800s farmhouse featuring four bedrooms with private ensuites. At the rear of the property, you will find an oversized solar-heated pool, two-bedroom Cabana, four bedroom Barn and landscaped surroundings – paying homage to original heritage and balancing easy living with luxury.

“Our design inspirations came from the original property that oozed old-school charm and we wanted to ensure that the end result was authentic,” says Simone, Interior Designer, BAM.

The focal point of the interior is the open-plan living area, featuring a spacious kitchen and original stone fireplace – perfect for entertaining or cosy winter evenings. BAM specified custom Stegbar Raked Windows above the fireplace to complement the building design – flooding the place with natural light and adding a unique visual element.

DETAILS & BOOKINGS HERE

 
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To bring the outdoors in, Stegbar Aluminium Windows and Doors feature throughout the living area – including sliding, fixed and louvre windows as well as oversized stacking doors.

“Louvres are great to incorporate into any design due to their ventilation properties and ability to allow natural airflow and light into the home,” says Simone.

“When it came to the façade, we wanted to maintain a cottage-like feel that seamlessly blended in with the rest of the home. So we utilised Stegbar’s custom made service and had windows hand crafted to perfectly match the home’s style,” says Simone.

The façade now features Stegbar Western Red Cedar Timber Windows in white with colonial style glazing bars – paying homage to the original heritage of the home. The Western Red Cedar range offers a beautiful timber that is dimensionally stable under almost any climatic condition and is naturally resistant to termites, rot and decay – which is imperative being amongst rural land.

 
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Travel Tuesday | Positano Paradise, Hotel Marincanto

 
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With the overwhelming feeling that you're standing on a movie set, uninterrupted panoramic ocean views and oozing sophistication - Hotel Marincanto in Positano, Italy is mind blowingly beautiful. 

Positano has inspired many great painters and every year thousands of holidaymakers from all over the world choose to stay Hotel Marincanto thanks to its unequalled elegance, privacy and warm welcome. Unchanged since 1967, the Marincanto features an infinity pool blending in with the horizon and an exclusive private beach. 

Located in an enviable central position with a spectacular view of the town and bay, Hotel Marincanto is your dream Italian beach side getaway!

BOOKINGS AND DETAILS HERE

 
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Travel Tuesday | Hamptons Life - Baron's Cove, The Hamptons

 
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Baron’s Cove, Sag Harbour – a must see Hampton's Hotel, transformed by Curtis Bashaw and his interior designer sister Colleen. Housing 67 spacious guest rooms, with the oh so gorgeous Hamptons feeling, the property features a pool, tennis court, gym, spa, complimentary beach transport, restaurant, lobby bar, lounge, a gorgeous homely porch with rocking chairs, open fire and they even have dog friendly rooms for the pooch lovers!

Sag Harbor is the stand out of the world-renowned Hamptons. It was once a thriving port and is now known for its waterfront resorts, tree-lined streets, 18th and 19th century architecture and casual but sophisticated way of life. Sag Harbour is located on the picturesque east end of Long Island about 150kms from Manhattan.

BOOKINGS AND DETAILS HERE.

 

 
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Travel Tuesday | Remote luxury - Scrubby Bay, Annandale, NZ

 
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Scrubby Bay, Annandale - a magical and isolated dream holiday location nestled in the picturesque Pigeon Bay on the New Zealand Coast.

Surrounded by hills and completely private, Scrubby Bay is a luxurious cedar clad beach house that sleeps 14. A stunning pool, sun-drenched deck, ocean front spa, private pebble beach and a warm open plan living zone complete with roaring fireplace that is just inviting you to unwind and relax.

A romantic luxury weekend away, a family holiday destination or a remote spot to enjoy with your friends - Scrubby Bay is the ideal spot to turn off, enjoy your surroundings and take in the beauty that nature has to offer.

BOOK HERE

 
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Travel Tuesday | Glamping - Aman-i-khas, India

 
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Glamping in India!

 

In Rajasthan, India, Aman-i-Khás, a camp of 10 canopied tents, is perched on the edge of Rajasthan's Ranthambore National Park - India's sanctuary for wildlife and natural beauty.

The air-conditioned ‘tents’ have soaring six-metre-high canopies, elegant interiors, the most luxurious marble bath tubs and custom-made furniture, these tents are seriously divine – Glamping is the only word to describe them!

BOOK HERE

 
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Gorgeous soft cotton curtains divide the beautiful space into sleeping/bathing/lounging zones. And the hot tip is that tent number one is the most private as it’s set the furthest away from the main camp! Fall asleep in your king bed, listening to the calls of the wildlife.

 
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The Dining Tent cooks traditional Rajasthani cuisine, inspired by the royal kitchens of the Mughal emperors, with most meals created using vegetables and herbs grown in the camp's own organic garden. Lit by flickering candles at night, the Dining Tent has one large communal table and several smaller settings, but dinner is just as often served outside beside the roaring fire.

 
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The pool is a sight to be seen, a sparkling oasis in the middle of the wilderness, a place for relaxation and rejuvenation or just an afternoon spent on a sun lounger. And once you are feeling refreshed pop over to the Lounge Tent where there is a wide selection of novels, magazines, games, and music or the Spa Tent, where Massages and treatments are available.

 
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The fireplace is the camp's focal point, a large open plan and equally stunning space which is surrounded by cushioned banquettes for a relaxing evening taking in the stars, with a cocktail of course… afternoon G&Ts and post-dinner whiskies are poured in the Dining Tent and served around the fireplace each night.

 
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Travel Tuesday | Tropical - FELLA VILLAS, Bali

 
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I'm feeling super excited to be sharing this absolutely stunning villa with you today because I just booked this for our Bali getaway in September and it looks AMAZING... say hello to FELLA VILLAS Canggu!

Inspired by travel, architecture and art, FELLA VILLAS was created by the founders of the iconic Australian swimwear brand FELLA. It is a thoughtfully designed modern villa with influences from South America and the exotic Asian East. Collaborating with the designers favourite artists, photographers and homewares, the villa is situated in the newly super popular area of Canggu, Bali.

It's the perfect spot for a vacation for the whole family, a romantic retreat, or a solo adventure. Light and airy, the villa resides down a quiet street only a few minutes bike ride from Tugu and Echo Beaches, as well as popular bars and restaurants.

It comes equipped with full kitchen facilities, three queen sized bedrooms with en-suites, indoor lounge room with tv, fibre optic internet and Bose speakers. The garden has a large and inviting swimming pool and a fish pond to relax by as you are cooked a delicious breakfast in-house each morning.

I can't wait!! So if you're keen on a Balinese getaway but couldn't decide where to stay, FELLA VILLAS is your oasis!

FELLA VILLAS - book here

FELLA VILLAS - info here
 

 
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Travel Tuesday | City Luxe - La Piscine

 
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La Piscine, French for ‘the pool’ is a 2-bedroom apartment in Sydney’s Darling Point. Picturesque views over Rushcutters Bay, lush tropical gardens, and a pool that is 100% insta worthy!

A luxury home that is decked out in a modern bohemian style that will make you feel transported to tropical beach resort… but in fact you are just a short walk from Sydney’s top restaurants, beaches, cafes and CBD. Both bedrooms are king size, luxuriously decorated and both with an ensuite, there is a large kitchenette and a comfy lounge room that opens onto an indoor/outdoor deck. You will spend your time lounging on the deck, taking in the view and floating in the infinity pool and if you’re lucky you might just make friends with a kookaburra or two!

The perfect rental for a super luxe weekend away, hens party, girls get together or for hosting an event… it has everything that you could ever ask for in a luxurious rental!

Book La Piscine HERE

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